About us

PLEASE NOTE: Our lab is slowly moving south! Later this year we will be based at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

Our group addresses questions lying at the interface between behavioural, evolutionary and sensory ecology. We are particularly interested in animal communication, predator-prey interactions, parental care behaviour, and life history trade-offs, and how these are impacted by global change. In our lab we also have a soft spot for brightly coloured moths, which we study in close collaboration with the Predator-Prey Interactions Research Group at the University of Jyväskylä. We are fond of interdisciplinary studies, and carry out our research both in the laboratory and in the field, always grounded on our study systems’ natural history.

Currently, our main projects focus on the evolutionary ecology of larval cannibalism in poison frogs, the dynamics of disease transmission in the wild, and the evolution of warning signals and chemical defences in aposematic species. Visit our research page for further details!